Busy Multi-Sport Weekend!

Multisport athletes had plenty of choices this past weekend with the Evergreen Triathlon (results HERE), the TriBoulder (results Here), Xterra Beaver Creek (Results Here) and the Carter Lake Swim (results not posted yet, check back HERE)

The Evergreen Triathlon was won by Graham Tuohy and Catlin Standifer (she is on fire, three in a row!). Chase Seebohar and Grant Drummond took second and third for the men while Ashley Zanetell and Riley Ballard did so for the women. About 225 people competed in the Sprint race along with many relay teams. This is a fun, hilly course and a beautiful swim in Evergreen Lake!

In Boulder the Tri Boulder event took place at the Reservoir with race options for just about anyone! There was a sprint, olympic, duathlon, Aquabike and Long Course options. Susan Brooker won the Sprint (as a 55 to 59, wow), Jose Felicia won the mens category (15 to 19 category)–might be one of the larger age ranges to win the race we have seen! Kim Goodell and Luis Iturralde won the Olympic distance and Meg Smith and Cory Rose won the long course.

In Beaver Creek, Josiah Middaugh of Vail won for the men and Suzie Snyder of Reno won for the women. Boulder couple Maia and Ryan Ignatz were 3rd and 6th respectively.

Tri Boulder Race Preview

By Kirsten McCay

The 5th Annual Tri Boulder Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon is coming up and you don’t want to miss this race! This is a perfect tune-up race for the Boulder 70.3 which takes place in the same area 2 weeks later.

Compete in one of the fastest growing triathlons in Boulder. Swim in the beautiful Boulder Rez which is in the mid-70s right now, I swam in it with no wetsuit last weekend and it was perfect! Bike some of the smoothest (yay) and fastest (double yay) roads in Boulder. And run on the scenic dam trail which is a mostly flat and all packed dirt road. BBSC is a tri-friendly, professional race company that offers gender specific t-shirts, finisher medals, age group awards, Clydesdale and Athena categories, relays, race day child care, free entry into the reservoir, post-race food, and more.

This year I am doing the Olympic distance race and have already spent time on both courses and wanted to share with you what you are in for when you decide to do either of the races this year on July 23rd. I’m using the Olympic as a training race for USAT Age Group Nationals on August 12th. Either distance would be great for that or as mentioned above a tune-up race for Boulder 70.3 on August 6th.

SWIM: Currently the water in the reservoir is about 74 degrees. This is a great temperature that is warm enough for you to swim without a wetsuit if you don’t have one, but isn’t too warm to legally allow wetsuits if you are relying on that to help your swim time. The sprint course is a 750 meter clock-wise rectangle and the Olympic just doubles the distance out and back from the shore. There will be large buoys at each turn and small buoys for sighting. The swim is a wave start for safety and ease for beginner swimmers. Typically there are less than 100 people per wave.

BIKE: The bike course for the sprint is typically called the “Neva loop” and is basically a large loop around the NW part of Boulder. The sprint course is 17 miles, a little longer than the usual sprint distance, so if you are a cyclist, this race is for you! After leaving Reservoir Road, there is a very gradual climb for about 3 miles and then a fast rolling downhill for the next 10 miles. Once you are back on the Diagonal, it is another very slight incline for about 2 miles and then basically downhill (other than 2 short hills on the road back to the res) to the finish. The Olympic starts and ends the same way with a couple extra miles of slight incline rewarding us with several additional miles of declines! YAHOO!

RUN: The run for the sprint is primarily on dirt road and is a simple out and back around the res along the dam. There is a hill immediately when you leave transition, just remember it will be downhill on the way back when you need it the most. The Olympic is also an out and back, it just passes the sprint turn-around and goes an additional 1.55 miles slightly inclining to the 10K turn-around which will be fast for the return home to the finish line.

A great way to practice the swim and run is the Boulder Stroke & Stride which is a swim/run series held at the res every Thursday night. This will get you used to open water swimming, running up the beach, and that first hill on the run.

If you get to the Stroke & Stride, stop by and say “HI” to me at the “chip handout” table!!

And I hope to see you all out there on the 23rd.

5th Annual Tri Boulder

Boulder

 

Compete in one of the fastest growing triathlons in Colorado. Boulder summer is known for having perfect conditions for triathletes. Swim with a beautiful backdrop of the Flatirons in low 70 degree water temps. Bike some of the best and fastest roads in Boulder, on a flat, smooth course. Run on the dam trail, all the way to the finish. Get ready for another great BBSC race, taking place at the end of July!
Race day child care available by PRKids
Need child care for race day? PRKids has you covered! Let them keep your child busy, safe and entertained while you compete. Learn more about PRKids at www.prkidsusa.com.

 

 

Event details and registration here